The collection of tailless whip scorpions will feature in a series of events at the site in Cheshire Oaks during the half term holidays.
"The whip scorpions really are fascinating as they are neither scorpions nor spiders but somewhere in between the two.
Tailless whip scorpions
, also known as amblypygi, are cousins to spiders, belonging to the same class, Arachnida.
1 shows sand grains adhering to the cuticle of the millipede, a sign that the prey may have discharged its defensive secretion in response to squeezing or biting inflicted by the giant whip scorpion. Secretory discharge was confirmed when several, but not all millipedes, were quickly attacked as they slowly approached M.
However, in some instances a giant whip scorpion's powerful pedipalpal grasp and subsequent middorsal bite caused the millipede immediately to discharge quinones from many glands (Fig.
Geralinura carbonaria (Arachnida; Uropygi) from Mazon Creek, Illinois, USA, and the origin of subchelate pedipalps in whip scorpions
. Journal of Paleontology 82:299-312.
A new Upper Carboniferous whip scorpion (Arachnida: Uropygi: Thelyphonida) with a revision of the British Carboniferous Uropygi.
Specifically, the earliest fossils apparently lack the projecting apophyses seen in modern whip scorpions which give their pedipalps a distinctly more chelate appearance.
Joining the reintroduced original invertebrates--the tailless whip scorpions
, wolf spiders, crickets, crabs, birds, and boa--will be cockroaches, scavenger and ground beetles, and assassin bugs.
However, the tapetum of Stylocellus differs strikingly from the tapeta known from spiders, whip scorpions
and whip spiders, or the early derivative opilioacarid mite Neocarus texanus (Chamberlin & Mulaik 1942).
They begin with chapter 19 on Thelyphonida (= Uropygida, vinegaroons) and 20 on Amblypygi (= Amblopygida, whip scorpions
), both by C.
Scorpions, whip scorpions
, and wind scorpions of Florida.